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Regional News of Monday, 15 March 2010

Source: GNA

Pupils of Ho Airfield Basic School now have decent classrooms

Ho, March 15, GNA - Pupils and teachers of Airfield Municipal Assembly Basic School in Ho will from this academic year enjoy their right to decent classrooms and basic facilities.

The school located about five kilometres away from the Ho Municipality now has an eight unit classroom facility with an office, ICT room and toilet facilities and so would no longer have to hold classes under trees. The facilities funded by US based Pagus Africa, a non-governmental organization, at a cost of 51,000 US dollars, was commissioned last Sunday. With the new classrooms, the school could now run full academic sessions irrespective of the prevailing weather conditions. Mrs Ellen Berenholz, Chief Executive of Pagus Africa, said her outfit was touched by the desire of the community to send its children to school despite the deprivation they faced.

She hoped the facility would be maintained to boost education in the area.

Mr George Agbezuge, Head teacher of the school appealed to government and the Ghana Education Service to help the school with furniture and textbooks and also connect it to the national grid so that the ICT centre could be operational.

He observed that many children of school going age in the community were not in school and hoped the new infrastructure would entice them to get enrolled.

Captain (Rtd) George Nfodjo, Member of Parliament for Ho Central, who supported the project with 20 bags of cement, appealed to parents whose children were not in school to take advantage of government's policies of free exercise books, school uniforms and feeding and have their wards enrolled.

Mr Isaac Kodobisah, Ho Municipal Chief Executive, commended the community for its communal spirit and urged them to establish a Junior High School in the area.

He said the Assembly was making arrangements to get the school some furniture and textbooks and connect it to the national grid. Togbe Xedzro, Chief of the Community expressed gratitude to sponsors of the project and advised parents to show some interest in the education of their children.